When Amazon blogs and tweets… readers listen

I really haven’t been paying much attention to the sales indices of the various e-book editions of my books. But yesterday, I heard that Amazon Kindle had just blogged and tweeted about the new $1.99 edition of my book THE SURGEON. To be honest, I didn’t know that there was a Kindle blog and an Amazon Tweet.

Within a day, my index for THE SURGEON, Kindle edition, had shot up from the 60,000 range to … #1!

I don’t know how long it will hold on in that position. But for one brief shining moment — it’s there.

12 replies
  1. therese
    therese says:

    Congrats! I’ve been hearing lots of stories about backlist books hitting it big in e format. I wish I had a backlist! LOL!

    I’m sure it relates to ereaders being bought by already avid readers. So now your fan base will double or triple. Enjoy, you’ve earned it!

  2. MFMakichen
    MFMakichen says:

    How great to have that happen! I can’t wait for Rizzolo & Isles to start. I’ve watched all the promo videos and think it will be great. Congrats.

  3. DebPiccurelli
    DebPiccurelli says:

    I hadn’t realized that you were blogging again! I just decided to check it out, and there you were. I’m so happy you’re back! I wonder how much I missed. Anyway, great news about THE SURGEON. I imagine all the rest of the books will follow.

    I’m also glad RIZZOLI & ISLES is really going to happen. I’m so looking forward to it.

    All my best,
    Deborah Piccurelli

  4. Tess
    Tess says:

    Therese, MF and Deb, hanks for the nice wishes!

    Deb, I’m not blogging as much as I used to (many of my blogposts show up on Murderati.com these days) but I do try to keep posting book and TV news here. I think I’m kind of gun shy these days about blogging because I always seem to tick people off, even when I think I’m saying the most innocuous things!

  5. techiebabe
    techiebabe says:

    Congrats, and how exciting! I’m pleased for you.

    I’m meeting a publisher myself this week and I can’t think of anything better than to see my name on a book.

    Hope the rest of your books sell just as well on Kindle. You’ve seemed cautious about e-books, but I hope now that it is translating to extra sales for you, the e-book is not such a bad thing!

  6. april
    april says:

    That’s awesome! I do follow the B&N nook blog though I don’t follow Twitter at all. I would definitely listen to a blog if it told me of great books on sale! Congrats!

  7. Tess
    Tess says:

    techie, yep, I’m a late convert to the whole e-publishing thing. But I’m now totally sold that this is indeed a viable way for an author to make a living. And good luck with the meeting! I hope it goes well, and we’ll see your books for sale!

    April, I didn’t know about the BN book blog, either. See how far out of the loop I am?

  8. PackingPadre
    PackingPadre says:

    Tess,

    You know how I hate book readers, but you and others are convncing me to perhaps buy myself one as a Christmas present if prices go down more.

    Daniel

  9. Verity
    Verity says:

    I have found authors on amazon for the Kindle because of the lowered price. Once somebody reads THE SURGEON, they will look for your other books and purchase them. I am still hoping they put your first books in Kindle form. The Kindles are great to take on vacation. You can put it in your purse and load it with lots of books. I can’t wait for the series to start.

  10. Tess
    Tess says:

    Verity, I too am hoping that my first 4 medical thrillers get put into Kindle form. Still waiting for Simon & Schuster to come through on that!

  11. Verity
    Verity says:

    Thanks, Tess. I check it out every time I go to Amazon. The electronic readers are fantastic for those of us who are grandparent age. When our eyes get tired at night, we can adjust the size of the print. I recommend the Kindle to anyone who is looking for a gift for a parent. Everyone loves them even people who like the feel of a book. Now, that some colleges are using them for textbooks and with the introduction of the iPad, you are getting many people who are learning to get reading material electronically.

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